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Richie Sambora

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
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Full Name: Richard Stephen Sambora
Profession: Rock guitarist

United States of America

Why Famous: Richie Sambora was the lead guitarist for rock band Bon Jovi. He and frontman Jon Bon Jovi formed the primary songwriting unit of the band. Sambora left the band in 2013.

Sambora has also released 3 successful solo albums as a solo artist. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2009.

Born: July 11, 1959
Birthplace: Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA
Age: 61 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer

Married Life

  • 1994-12-17 Actress Heather Locklear (33) weds Bon Jovi lead guitarist Richie Sambora (35) at The American Cathedral in Paris, France
  • 2007-04-11 "Dynasty" actress Heather Locklear (45) divorces rock-star Richie Sambora (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1987-08-16 Bon Jovi release their 3rd album "Slippery When Wet" (Billboard's top selling album of 1987)
  • 1988-09-19 Bon Jovi release their 4th album "New Jersey" - most top ten hits of any rock/glam metal album (5)

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